How to empty Chrome's cache and do a hard reload
This post assumes you know a bit about browser caches.
Sometimes I want to empty Chrome's cache and do a hard reload. Maybe I'm getting some stale resources that I'm pretty sure have changed and I want to make sure I'm getting fresh files.
To empty Chrome's cache and do a hard refresh:
- Open the Chrome DevTools. You can't do a hard reload if you don't have the DevTools open.
- Right-click on the Reload button.
- Click "Empty Cache and Hard Reload".
Here's what that looks like:
I haven't seen this concisely documented anywhere, so I thought I'd write this post!
Edit: A reader sent Clear Cache, a simple Chrome extension that can do this too.
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